19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A juvenile pygmy short horned lizard in its home.

This is a juvenile pygmy short horned lizard - Phrynosoma douglasii - in its home in Eastern Washington. It lives in a shooting range, an area full of discarded garbage, shotgun shells, and cigarette butts. I took this shot to show the size of the juvenile, as well as the state of its home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: ellensburg, wa, United States of America
Camera: E-M5MarkII
Copyright: © christopher cousins